Wednesday, July 1, 2015

You're My Anchor

Check it out! This is a fun twist on a fun fold card. I saw the idea online and unfortunately didn't keep the url so my apologies to the creator of this fun fold. It's awesome! I took the idea and ran with it. It's a 4-1/4" X 5-1/2" card base with a 3-1/2" X 7" piece, folded at 3-1/2" to make a mini card on top of the card. Isn't that fun? It will make more sense as you scroll through the photos below. :)
Here it is open. Isn't that great! And, I love the stamp set - You're a Lifesaver. It's perfect for nautical, Americana, masculine and just overall great cards. This is a combo of cobalt, cherry polka dot and onyx petite pinstripe cardstocks. And, cherry baker's cording for a finishing touch.

Here's another view with the sentiment (all of these stamp images and sentiments are in the one stamp set!) And, a few star twinkle stickers add a fun element.
And, a 1-1/2" punched circle (the 1-1/2" circle punch is a go-to tool of mine as it's perfect size for many things!) and a little silver glitter finishes off the anchor. I stamped the anchor in memento tuxedo black ink and then used the quickie glue pen to fill it in and then added the glitter. Easy peasy!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Baseball/Softball Treat Bag

It's baseball and softball season! What better way to celebrate than some little treat bags for your favorite players or for your favorite baseball lovin' moms and dads. Or, are you in charge of team treats - stamp these up, put a mini hersheys bar or two in the bag and staple the tag to the bag to close it up. Glue on the baseballs and DONE in minutes! Quick and simple and super cute!!

The background is four of the team player stamps put on one block and stamped at an angle with seattle ink on cherry petite pinstripe cardstock. Then Love this Life from Best Day Ever was stamped in slate over top. The baseball is from Play Ball and a little cranberry glitter was added for the stitching. Got to love the quickie glue pen for putting glitter just where you want it!

Treat bags are awesome! This one is the small diagonal stripe bag in cherry! It's 2-3/4" X 4". These bags come in polka dots and kraft too. And, we carry medium sized bags as well that are 5X7. Great for treats and for gift giving.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Americana Thanks - Die Cut and Splash fun

I was in an Americana mood while designing my June class. Here's one of the cards we made. The star die cut trio was used to cut the three stars out of the sugar layer. Then, the stars were splashed with navy and cherry splash and lightly misted with marshmallow splash (shoot above the image and let the splash float down to give it a touch of white). I used a piece of cheap cardstock to make the two color stars. Hold the cardstock at an angle over the star and spray and then pick up the other color and do the same on the other side -instant two color look. And, if you get a bleed like I did - no problem - just adds to the cool texture.  The thanks die cut was splashed the same way. And, if they're too saturated from splash, use a heat gun to dry them out and you'll be ready to glue them down.
Here's a side view. As you can see, the stars are on the card base and the front layer is popped up. It's a cool look!
Here's the inside - full of stars and a thankful message.

Do you see the light dots on the front of the card? That's stardust shimmer spray. Mine came out a little splotchy but my class peeps really liked that look and worked to replicate it on their own cards. And, did you notice the "thanks" is a little thicker than cardstock? It's cut from the a|s coaster board. It's so cool!

Stamps: Birthday Balloons and Every Day Greetings
Splash: Marshmallow, Cherry, Navy and Stardust
Dies: Star die trio and thanks die
Ink: Navy and cherry
Cardstock: Sugar
Other: Coasterboard and 3D foam

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